IMG at The ESPYS

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What a year it has been in sports. Here at IMG we are proud of all of our athletes, broadcasters and overall talent that we represent. Tonight is the night where all fans get to vote on their favorite player, play, male or female, team or individual for the honor of an ESPY award. To say the least, IMG is far from short from having their talent being represented later tonight.

Players such as Peyton Manning, Henrik Lundqvist, Maria Sharapova, Li Na and Novak Djokovic are representing their sport and IMG at the highest level.  The title, “Best Player,” in their respective sport, is obviously such an honor, but these five individuals are all on the same team: IMG. All of their hard work, commitment and dedication to the game is what has driven them to become the best at what they do, and IMG is honored to put their name behind these extraordinary athletes.

The list of talent that will be represented tonight does not stop at the players performing at the highest level. IMG’s talent is on full display even when one of our own is not up for an award. Tonight, the ESPY nominated play of the year, Damian Lillard’s buzzer beater, was called by IMG’s Mike Tirico. One of the best endings to an NBA playoff series and Mike delivered it to perfection. “OH MY GOD, GOOD!!!”  This will always be remembered by NBA fans, as true passion and love for the game breaks through as Mike stays focused on the job at hand.

We would like to congratulate all of our clients that have been nominated for ESPY awards, they are well deserved.

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IMG Speakers’ ESPY Nominations:

Best Male Athlete: Peyton Manning

Best Game: New York Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist) vs. Los Angeles Kings Game 5

Best NFL Player: Peyton Manning

Best NHL Player: Henrik Lundqvist

Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic

Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova, Li Na

Best Female U.S. Olympian: Meryl Davis

Best Male U.S. Olympian: Charlie White

Best Female Golfer: Michelle Wie

Best Play: Mike Tirico’s Call on Damian Lillard’s Game Winning Shot

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For more information on any of these individuals please contact IMGSpeakers.

Steve Harvey and Robin Roberts Win Daytime Emmy Awards

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Over the weekend, two of IMG Speakers’ clients, Steve Harvey and Robin Roberts, were awarded Daytime Emmy Awards for their incredible work on their daytime television shows.

Steve Harvey won two Emmy Awards, “Outstanding Talk Show/Informative” for The Steve Harvey Show and “Outstanding Game Show Host” for his role as host of Family Feud, showing his versatility on the air.  This year has been especially great for Steve Harvey as he also took home the Outstanding Talk Series Award at the 45th NAACP Image Awards.

Robin Roberts has had an incredible year thus far. After being told that she will be awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism just a week ago, Robin, along with the entire Good Morning America crew, won the Daytime Emmy for the “Outstanding Morning Program.”

For more information on Steve Harvey and/or Robin Roberts please contact IMG Speakers

IMG Speakers Client Michelle Wie Wins U.S. Open

Congratulations to IMG Speakers client MICHELLE WIE who won her first major career championship yesterday, the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst. MICHELLE finished the week at 2-under-par 278—the only player under par for the tournament — to earn a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis. This is her fourth career LPGA victory and her second of the 2014 season.

Michelle Wie poses with the trophy after winning the US Women’s Open at Pinehurst. Photograph: Bob Leverone/AP

 

Michelle Wie, LPGA golf champion, is available through IMG Speakers bureau for speaking engagements, celebrity appearances, corporate hospitality events, meet and greets, golf outings, and much more. Please contact IMG Speakers at 212-774-6735 or speakers@imgworld.com for more information on booking Michelle Wie for your next event.

Six Years Strong for “Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Program for Young Men National Camp”

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This past weekend Steve Harvey hosted his sixth annual “Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men National Camp” in Dallas, Texas. This year’s event brought 100 teenage boys without fathers together with a diverse group of mentors including former NFL player and Dancing with the Stars champion, Donald Driver, renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry of Capital Prep, NFL player Russell Okung, President and CEO of Masterbuilt John McLemore, SVP of Production at Screen Gems film studio James Lopez, and others. The camp is built as “a powerful interactive mentoring experience,” and is aimed to introduce young men between the ages of 13-18 to strong male role models, who can teach them the principles of manhood and leadership. The mission of The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men is to share, teach and demonstrate the principles of manhood to young men, enabling them to achieve their dreams and become men who are strong, responsible and productive.

For more information on Steve Harvey please contact IMG Speakers

Business Expert Jen Groover Talks Marketing With FOX Business

“One-Woman Brand” Jen Groover recently appeared on FOX Business to discuss modern day marketing strategies.  Catch the interview here.

Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS magazine as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativity and Innovation Guru,” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur magazine. Groover’s name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution.

She has gone from guest hosting television spots, to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights. Groover made history at the New York Stock Exchange as member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, representing women’s leadership and economic independence.

Jen Groover, empowerment and business expert, is available exclusively through IMG Speakers bureau for speaking engagements. Jen Groover is also available for corporate hospitality events, meet and greets, and much more. Please contact IMG Speakers at 212-774-6735 or speakers@imgworld.com for more information on booking Jen Groover.

IMG Speakers Client Julie Foudy Interviews NBA Great Kobe Bryant

ESPN’s Julie Foudy sits down with Kobe Bryant to discuss his thoughts on the World Cup thus far and how he believes the sport can grow in the U.S.

Click here for the interview.

Please contact IMG Speakers for additional information on booking Julie Foudy for your next event.

IMG Speakers Video Spotlight: Broadcast Journalist Gretchen Carlson Talks Hard Work, Perseverance & Work-life Balance

Gretchen Carlson, Host of “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson”, discusses hard work, perseverance and the importance of work-life balance at a recent appearance for Regent University.

Gretchen Carlson is exclusively available through IMG Speakers for speaking engagements, corporate hospitality events, meet and greets, and much more. Please contact IMG Speakers at 212-774-6735 or speakers@img.com for more information on booking Gretchen Carlson for your next event.

IMG Speakers’ client Maria Sharapova Wins Fifth Grand Slam Championship

Photos Du Jour: Sharapova & The Trophy
 
MARIA SHARAPOVA won her fifth Grand Slam championship at Roland Garros on Saturday.  MARIA defeated Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to claim her second French Open title in Paris—her first was in 2012. 
 
Since winning her first Grand Slam title in 2004 at Wimbledon, MARIA has become the highest paid and most marketable female athlete in the history of women’s sports.  She has held the World No.1 ranking on multiple occasions and is headed into Wimbledon with wins at three out of her last four events, including Stuttgart, Madrid and Roland Garros. 
For more information on Maria Sharapova, please contact IMG Speakers.

IMG Speakers Talent Spotlight – June 2014 Edition

It’s time for another IMG Speakers Talent Spotlight. In this month’s edition:

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  • Mark Herzlich, Author, Cancer Survivor, NFL Player & Super Bowl Champion, released his new book, What It Takes, June 3rd! Herzlich’s story embodies powerful lessons about what can be achieved through persistence and belief, and he serves as living proof that overcoming the impossible is only the beginning.
  • Henrik Lundqvist, goalie of the NHL’s New York Rangers, has led the team to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 20 years.
  • Jack Welch is featured on the June cover of SUCCESS magazine. Check out his “Success Secrets” here. Also in this month’s edition is Steve Harvey, who discusses “Mentoring Youth for a Positive Future.”
  • It’s a wrap! Olympic Gold medalist Meryl Davis was crowned the winner of this season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Other clients included in this season’s cast were Erin Andrews, Tom Bergeron, Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, and Charlie White.
  • Robin Roberts‘ new book, Everybody’s Got Something, iscurrently on both the New York Times and USA Today Best-Seller lists.
  • Check out adventurer Ed Stafford‘s feature in Men’s Journal where he discussed his new series “Marooned,” airing now on Discovery Channel.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks named Tony La Russa their new Chief Baseball Officer. La Russa was also unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame, and he will be inducted this summer.
  • Inspirational speaker Eric LeGrand fulfilled his dream of graduating from Rutgers University. LeGrand also delivered a commencement speech, telling the crowd, “anything is truly possible in this world.”

JUNE’S FEATURED SPEECH PROMO: Steve Harvey, TV Personality, Entertainer & Businessman, discusses his principles of success.

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JUNE’S FEATURED SPEAKER: Peyton Manning, Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP

Mark Herzlich – IMG Exclusive – Releases New Memoir June 3rd!

Mark Herzlich


Cancer Survivor, NFL Player & Super Bowl Champion


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In 2011, Mark Herzlich became a starting linebacker for a New York Giants team that would win the Super Bowl – just two years after he had been told that he would never play football again. Now Herzlich tells his triumphant story for the first time.

Mark Herzlich motivates audiences across the country with his inspiring story of perseverance and overcoming illness.

An NFL linebacker, Herzlich played college football at Boston College, where he entered the 2009 season as the defending ACC Player of the Year. Before the season, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. In September 2009, after undergoing treatment, Herzlich announced he was cancer free.

He rejoined his teammates for the 2010 season, starting every game and winning multiple awards for his courage and outreach.

As a rookie in 2011, Herzlich was part of the New York Giants’ historic Super Bowl XLVI win. His tweet during Super Bowl week was said to be the tweet of the Super Bowl: “2 yrs ago I was told I might never walk again. Just WALKED off plane in Indy to play in The #SuperBowl. #TakeThatCancer”.

Off the field, he is involved in a number of charitable endeavors. Among them, he is a board member of Uplifting Athletes, which promotes student run collegiate programs that raise money for rare diseases. Herzlich is also the namesake for the annual research grant given by the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

Please contact IMG Speakers at 212-774-6735 or Speakers@img.com for more information about Mark Herzlich.

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